Internet Film Critic Society
Internet Film Critic Society

Welcome to the home of the Internet Film Critic Society, an international association for internet film critics and journalists. Our members provide expert opinions, analyses, and criticism on all types of cinema, primarily or exclusively through online coverage. The IFCS is designed to stimulate awareness of the internet as a respectable and professional source of film critique and related content.

As many internet film critics know, there are few genuine collectives of internet-only critics online. Most film critic societies do not allow internet-only members – and are oftentimes frequented largely by print, television, or radio critics. Therefore, we’re proud to accept applications for all internet-based film critics (as well as those with multiple outlet mediums), and we base acceptance solely on a critic’s quality of work, not on their membership in other existing societies.

At the same time, the IFCS still upholds strict standards for excellence and professionalism to ensure that its members maintain the highest quality and distinction in the film critic and journalist community. If you would like to join the IFCS, please view the membership criteria. And a big thank you to all the dedicated and hard-working film critics and internet organizations that have made the IFCS possible!

 


 

2023 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Comedy: Barbie

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Godzilla Minus One

Best Action Film: The Killer

Best Actor: Paul Giamatti in The Holdovers

Best Actress: Emma Stone in Poor Things

Best Director: Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer

Best Experimental Film: The Zone of Interest

Most Underrated Film: They Cloned Tyrone

Worst Film: Ghosted

IFCS Membership Requirements
Film reviews, critiques, essays or analyses must be 300 words or longer and demonstrate an exceptional mastery of grammar and the English language. If your reviews contain frequent grammatical errors or typos, you will not be accepted.

A minimum of 50 film reviews should be available online and published by an accredited publication and must include your name or byline. If your reviews are NOT available online, you may submit them to an accredited online publication to meet membership requirements. Your reviews must be indexed or searchable when an IFCS accountant verifies your content. Reviews posted as blogs, actual blogs, forums and large public article publishing outlets (including www.MySpace.com, www.helium.com and www.facebook.com) that do not specifically focus on or have a section dedicated to film reviews are not applicable.

 


 

Upon acceptance into the IFCS, you will be categorized as either:

1. ACTIVE MEMBER. An active member is defined as a member who writes regular film criticism for online publications, published with a minimum frequency of once a month or at least 20 reviews per year. Active members can vote in the group’s yearly awards.

2. INACTIVE MEMBER. Inactive members cannot vote in the awards. If an active member loses valid affiliation, he or she remains an active member (with voting privileges) until January 1st of the following year, at which point he or she becomes an inactive member. Active membership status shall be reinstated as soon as a member again satisfies the criteria.

 


 

Critics Per Publication Limit: No publication can be represented in the IFCS by more than three active members, unless those members also represent one or more other publications that are not currently represented by three critics.

Acceptance into the IFCS shall be determined by a vote of all available active members, provided applicant clearly meets the membership requirements. Failure to provide all required information may result in disqualification.

IFCS is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. There are currently no dues collected for membership.

 


 

Applications will only be accepted January 1st – August 1st of each year so that a precise roster can be created. If you feel you meet the requirements for membership, and would like to be reviewed for acceptance, please send the following information to ifcsapplication@hotmail.com:

1. Your full name, a contact email address, and the city/state/country where you are based.

2. List of media outlets you currently contribute to, including position/title with each organization.

3. Links to the websites of any/all companies you currently write for. These MUST be indexed in such a way that your name is clearly visible; if an IFCS accountant cannot verify your works easily, you may be disqualified.

4. (Optional) A 125 px X 125 px JPEG picture of yourself. (Please no caricatures, cartoons, copyrighted images etc.)

 


 

Please note that due to time restrictions and employee limitations, you may not receive notification if your application is rejected.

IFCS Members

Shikhar Agrawal

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Digital Mafia Talkies (dmtalkies.com)


 

Jeffrey Anderson

San Francisco, CA

Combustible Celluloid, GreenCine.com, San Francisco Examiner, Las Vegas Weekly


 

Ken Bakely

Glassboro, NJ

filmreviews12.com, filmpulse.net


 

Adam Brannon

Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom

moviemetropolis.net, The Lincolnite, What’s On Hub


 

Andrea Chase

San Francisco, CA

killermoviereviews.com, PRX.org


 

Caitlin Kennedy

Austin, TX

ShuffleOnline.net, FilmInquiry.com, NightmarishConjurings.com


 

Nicholas Kush

Souderton, PA

MovieBabbleReviews.com


 

Michael Lorefice

Poughkeepsie, NY

Raging Bull Movie Reviews


 

Joey Magidson

Brooklyn, NY

The Awards Circuit


 

Dr. Bob Mann

Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom

One Mann’s Movies – bob-the-movie-man.com


 

Joel Massie

Phoenix, AZ

GoneWithTheTwins.com


 

Mike Massie

Phoenix, AZ

GoneWithTheTwins.com


 

Nell Minow

Washington, DC

The Movie Mom, BeliefNet.com


 

Louisa Moore

Las Vegas, NV

Screen Zealots, Nevada Film Critics Society


 

Frank Ochieng

Minneapolis, MN

The Critical Movie Critics, Screen Anarchy, Popoptiq


 

Aaron Peterson

Rockford, IL

The Hollywood Outsider


 

Richard Propes

Indianapolis, IN

The Independent Critic


 

Jerry Roberts

Birmingham, AL

www.armchaircinema.com, Rotten Tomatoes


 

Don Shanahan

Chicago, IL

25 Years Later (25yearslatersite.com), Every Movie Has a Lesson (everymoviehasalesson.com)


 

Kevin Wozniak

Chicago, IL

Kevflix.com

2022 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Tar

Best Comedy: The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Crimes of the Future

Best Action Film: Top Gun: Maverick

Best Actor: Brendan Fraser in The Whale

Best Actress: Ana de Armas in Blonde

Best Director: Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans

Best Experimental Film: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Most Underrated Film: The Outfit

Worst Film: The Munsters

2021 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: C’mon C’mon

Best Comedy: Licorice Pizza

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Titane

Best Action Film: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Actor: Nicolas Cage in Pig

Best Actress: Kristen Stewart in Spencer

Best Director: Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog

Best Experimental Film: Annette

Most Underrated Film: Identifying Features

Worst Film: Music

2019 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: The Irishman

Best Comedy: Knives Out

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Us

Best Action Film: Avengers: Endgame

Best Actor: Adam Driver in Marriage Story

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o in Us

Best Director: Martin Scorsese for The Irishman

Best Experimental Film: The Lighthouse

Most Underrated Film: Her Smell

Worst Film: The Fanatic

2018 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: First Reformed

Best Comedy: Sorry to Bother You

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Hereditary

Best Action Film: Black Panther

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke in First Reformed

Best Actress: Toni Collette in Hereditary

Best Director: Paul Schrader for First Reformed

Best Experimental Film: Annihilation

Most Underrated Film: Support the Girls

Worst Film: Gotti

2017 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: The Shape of Water

Best Comedy: I, Tonya

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Get Out

Best Action Film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water

Best Experimental Film: Faces Places

Most Underrated Film: Brigsby Bear

Worst Film: The Mummy

2016 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Moonlight

Best Comedy: Everybody Wants Some!!

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Arrival

Best Action Film: Hell or High Water

Best Actor: Ryan Gosling in La La Land

Best Actress: Ruth Negga in Loving

Best Director: Damien Chazelle for La La Land

Best Experimental Film: The Lobster

Most Underrated Film: American Honey

Worst Film: Independence Day: Resurgence

2015 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Spotlight

Best Comedy: The Big Short

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Ex Machina

Best Action Film: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

Best Actress: Brie Larson in Room

Best Director: George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Experimental Film: Anomalisa

Most Underrated Film: Chi-Raq

Worst Film: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

2014 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Top Ten Films of the Year:

1. Selma

2. Boyhood

3. Ida

4. Whiplash

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

6. Gone Girl

7. Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

8. Life Itself

9. Nightcrawler

10. Foxcatcher

2013 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Before Midnight

Best Comedy: The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Horror or Science Fiction: You’re Next

Best Action Film: Pacific Rim

Best Actor: Bruce Dern in Nebraska

Best Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos in Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Director: Spike Jonze for Her

Best Experimental Film: Upstream Color

Most Underrated Film: Only God Forgives

Worst Film: Grown Ups 2

2012 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Argo

Best Comedy: 21 Jump Street

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Looper

Best Action Film: The Avengers

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix in The Master

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director: Ben Affleck for Argo

Best Experimental Film: Holy Motors

Most Underrated Film: End of Watch

Worst Film: Battleship

2011 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Tree of Life

Best Comedy: Midnight in Paris

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Attack the Block

Best Action Film: Drive

Best Actor: George Clooney for The Descendants

Best Actress: Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Director: Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life

Best Experimental Film: Bellflower

Most Underrated Film: Meek’s Cutoff

Worst Film: Jack and Jill

2010 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Black Swan

Best Comedy: I Love You Phillip Morris

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Inception

Best Action Film: Kick-Ass

Best Actor: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech

Best Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan

Best Experimental Film: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Most Underrated Film: The Ghost Writer

Worst Film: Furry Vengeance

2009 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: Avatar

Best Comedy: (500) Days of Summer

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Moon

Best Action Film: Crank 2: High Voltage

Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe for Precious

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Best Experimental Film: District 9

Most Underrated Film: Where the Wild Things Are

Worst Film: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

2008 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Comedy: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Best Horror or Science-Fiction Film: Let the Right One In

Best Action Film: The Dark Knight

Best Actor: Brad Pitt, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, for Rachel Getting Married

Best Director: David Fincher, for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Experimental Film: Cloverfield

Most Underrated Film: In Bruges

Worst Film: The Happening

2007 Internet Film Critic Society Award Winners

Best Drama: No Country for Old Men

Best Comedy: Juno

Best Horror or Science-Fiction Film: The Mist

Best Action Film: 300

Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, for Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Best Actress: Ellen Page, for Juno

Best Director: Joel and Ethan Coen, for No Country for Old Men

Best Experimental Film: Grindhouse

Most Underrated Film: Stardust

Worst Film: Epic Movie